In the last decade, Belgium has begun to write its own road safety success story. Since 2012, the country has achieved a 37% reduction in road deaths, bringing its mortality levels in line with the EU average. Notably, the Brussels region has taken proactive steps to introduce necessary urban road safety measures, which have been timely and efficiently adopted. The expansion of 30km/h zones and the improvement of road infrastructure for cyclists are among the measures that have yielded concrete results in the region.
Additionally, Belgium demonstrates strong enforcement measures, particularly in addressing drink-driving with alcohol interlocks being mandatory for high-level and repeat offenders.
While further improvements are expected in Belgium to maintain this positive trend, the country is eager to share its best practices on the topics of enforcement and urban road safety in the new phase of the EURSE project.
- Urban road safety
Road deaths in 2022
Road deaths per million population
reduction in road deaths 2012-2022
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